Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law, European and International Economic Law


A very warm welcome and a heartfelt thank-you to our Sponsors

I am excited to present to you our official sponsors for the German National Rounds 2017. Thank you very much for your support and welcome to the Jessup Competition.

Stiftung der Passauer Neuen Presse

By supporting the German National Rounds 2017 in Passau the Stiftung der Passauer Neuen Presse expresses its continuous and exceptional support of the University of Passau.

Jones Day sponsors the "Best Memorial Overall and Runner-Up" Award and the "Best Judge" Award. Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms with 2,500 attorneys in 44 offices in business and finance centers throughout the world, thereof approximately 600 attorneys in Europe and 200 attorneys in Asia. The Firm's German offices with more than 100 lawyers are located in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. The Jones Day Partner Dr. Christian Fulda, an experienced Moot Court judge, will support this competition as a judge. Dr. Fulda has an extensive track record in global disputes, both before state courts and in international arbitration.

Noerr LLP

Noerr LLP will continue to support the German National rounds. This year they will be sponsoring the Announcement Dinner. Noerr will be represented by their Partner Michael Molitoris. He heads Noerr’s Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has extensive practical experience in handling complex German and international Litigation and Arbitration cases. In March 2017, Michael Molitoris will start his career as Jessup Judge.

Logo Meister Rechtsanwälte

Meister Rechtsanwälte counsels in complex, often interdisciplinary and cross-border matters, transaction based as well as related to projects. This year, Meister Rechtsanwälte starts supporting the Jessup Competition by sponsoring the Welcome Reception. Their Partner, Professor Dr Claus Köhler, who has broad experience with transnational and multi-national litigation and arbitration will represent the firm. Professor Köhler is President of the Permanent Court of Arbitration of the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest and Vice President of the Permanent Court of Arbitration of the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.

LOGO Gleiss Lutz

Gleiss Lutz will continue to sponsor the awards for the best Oralists. Their Partner, Dr Stephan Wilske, LL.M., who has served as a Jessup judge for a decade will again represent the firm. Dr Wilske is specialised in arbitration and cross-border litigation. He has extensive expertise in both domestic and international arbitration with a special focus on i.a. investment arbitration proceedings.

LOGO Freshfields

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will continue to sponsor the German National Rounds. Their partner, Dr Juliane Hilf, has served as a judge at the German National Rounds for several years. Dr Hilf is Freshfields' global environment partner and co-heads the new technologies/new infrastructure.

Graf von Westphalen

Graf von Westphalen will continue to support the German National Rounds. This year, they will sponsor the Best Memorial for Applicant Award and will once more be represented by Dr Hartmut Henninger. Dr Henninger is a lawyer at Graf von Westphalen, mainly focussing on international law, including foreign trade law, market regulation and export controls and sanctions. Since he has been representing his firm for some years, he already is a well experienced Jessup Judge.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is the contributor of the award for the best Oralist at German Championship Round. They will be represented by Dr Jan Erik Spangenberg who is an associate in the Litigation Department in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins. Dr Spangenberg is a member of Latham's international arbitration practice group. He focusses on international arbitration and litigation in investment proceedings.

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dilling

Dr Johannes Dilling continues to support the German National Rounds. Also he is a well experienced Jessup Judge and will continue his work.


WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with lawyers located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas. With their support of the German National Rounds in Passau WilmerHale maintains a great connection to the University of Passau.


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